The Central Scotland Documentary Festival celebrates creative documentary and non-fiction filmmaking. Curated and presented by Macrobert, it’s a fitting tribute to the city of Stirling, which is the birthplace of John Grierson, the ‘father of documentary’.
Over five days, the 4th edition of the Festival showcased 21 films, comprising 1 world, 3 European, 5 UK, 2 Scottish Premieres and some of the best documentaries from festivals seen throughout the year.
The 2021 Festival saw a new addition to the programme. For the first time, the Central Scotland Documentary Festival invited documentary and non-fiction filmmakers to submit their work. Over 50 entries from 23 countries from all corners of the globe were received, with a selection committee narrowing the films down to 12 Official Selections. Those 12 films vied for two awards - The Jury Award, selected by an independent panel of industry and academic judges and won by Who is James Payton? and The Audience Award, with the attendees of CSDF 2021 voting for Rico: The Richard Demarco Story to take home the inaugural award
The Central Scotland Documentary festival will return in 2022 with dates to be announced in the coming weeks.